Wedding Wednesday ~ The Dress | Why Girls Are Weird

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wedding Wednesday ~ The Dress

1. how it all began: how you met, first date, first kiss, how long did you date? first picture together.....etc.
2. when you knew he was the one: self explanatory.. but how and when did you know?
3. proposal: how it happened, how long were you engaged for? was it a total surprise? pictures of that... etc.
4. the ring: tell us about it! did you pick it out? did he? pictures! tell us about his ring too!
5. engagement/bridal pictures: let's see em!
6. the colors: show some of the flower and colors you used

7. the dress: was it what you always imagined? did you have it made for you? white or ivory?
8. the little accessories: you know, veil? shoes? jewelry? what did your bridesmaids wear?
9. the reception: where was it at? show us some pictures! what day did you get married?
10. the cake/food: i love food. so tell me about what you had at your wedding!
11. favorite part of the day and least favorite part of the day: can be anything.
12. honeymoon: where did you go? was it good? ;) haha...jk.
13. thoughts on marriage: what is the easiest/hardest part? if you could change anything, what would it be?
14. first place that you lived together: pics if you have them!
15. kids: do you have any yet? if not, when do you plan on it? how many do you want? any tips on good/bad birth control?
16. most recent picture of you and your significant other and what you love most about them :) and any other thoughts.

Growing up, every formal dress I ever had was clingy.  I had curves and long, clingy dresses were good for showing them off so I always ended up with a clingy dress.

When it came to picking a wedding dress, I wanted something "poofy" as I called it.  I tried on a few dresses at a small dress shop by my parents' house but they sprung that on me last minute and I wasn't in the mood.  Plus, I wanted to try on dresses with my bridal party.

So the day came to go to David's Bridal.  I've heard horror stories about DB's but I had a great girl helping me and had a really go experience with them.  I actually saw my dress after I was done picking out other dresses to try on.  It was hanging on the wall and I mentioned it was really pretty so the salesperson pulled it down.

Do not try dresses on without looking at the price tag FIRST.  Because I didn't look at the tag.  I tried the dress on, fell in love and then realized it was over my price range.

Thankfully, DB's had a sale and my folks were very generous so in the end I got my pretty dress.  It's ivory and champagne, which was perfect for my darker complexion.  Some days I still want to pull it out and wear it again.

 Hanging in the window waiting to be put on

 If you've ever put a wedding dress on you know it takes an army...

 Dustin approved

 I LOVED the bustle

 Sadly, I have no up close pictures of the detailing on the train. It was all champagne lace

Detailing on the back

 A closer inspection with the bustle

It was definitely a good twirling dress

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46 wonderful thoughts:

Diana Mieczan

What a beautiful dress, my dear! I love everything about it and you look so stunning! Kisses and hugs

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Jessie Szmanda

ok - gorgeous!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Cafe Fashionista

Ohmigosh you are such a beautiful bride, Krysten; and your dress...swoon! :)

ilene @ muchloveilly

soooo pretty! the bustle is my favorite part too - you looked like a gorgeous bride, friend!


I actually saw that dress when I went in to buy mine and thought it was sooooo beautiful :) And it looked AMAZING on you!


I love your dress!! I'd never noticed the back before.


The dress is stunning! You looked like a fairytale bride, so gorgeous!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Aaww of course it looks gorgeous on you. I'm with you on always looking at the price tag. I fell in love with a $4k dress at Kleinsfeld but luckily got my dresses for much, much less!

Chic 'n Cheap Living


You are a beauty! I adore your dress!
I got mine from David's Bridal too! And I made that mistake of not looking at the price tag. I cried when I did because I knew I couldn't afford it. Then the girl told us it was on sale. Knew I still couldn't do it, but my sweet aunt decided to pay for half. I'm still so grateful to her for helping me. It was the perfect dress!

Summer Athena

sooo pretty! i love the bottom detail a lot.

i loved my dress. felt like i was at my reception, the minute i put it on.


absolutely love it... I think 'poofy' can be obnoxious, but your 'poof' was classic looking, so ya done good kid... ya done good!


Wow, it's a very elegant dress! And you looked lovely in it. I love the photo of Dustin seeing it for the first time. Priceless!

The Favour Shoppe

what a gorgeous dress!!

Silver Strands

Oh so pretty!


You picked a gorgeous dress, lady! Love it!

Dancing Branflake

So gorgeous! It fits you perfectly. I love the back especially. Sigh.. you were such a lovely bride.


I love your dress,you look gorgeous in it. my dress has a similar style at the top, here is a pic but it will be navy not red (i want to show it off lol)


Oh my, you look stunning! Your dress is simply beautiful! I do love it bustled. So pretty. :)

Teenage Bride

I also had a great experience with DB!!!


I love the tiers in the back and that lace! Oh I'm dying!! :)

la petite coquine

Such a gorgeous gown! The lace on the train is stunning, and I love all the work on the bodice!


Oh, my gosh! So pretty! I absolutely love your dress. :)

Mary ♥ Mur

Very nice post.)) i love it.))♥

Tяainwяeck Tяagedy

I tried on this dress at my very first appointment at David's Bridal, but it absolutely swallowed me up. However, this dress looks absolutely gorgeous on you. You are absolutely glowing. :)


You look so beautiful and elegant. I love the detail and the lace train! DB has come a long way in the dress world and wedding industry and your dress proves that! <3


Awwww, you look sooooooo beautiful on your wedding day. And you made a fabulous choice on the dress; it suits you so nicely!


LOVE LOVE LOVE your dress!!!


LOVE LOVE LOVE your dress!!!


your dress was so romantic!


Your dress is stunning!



steph anne

Your dress is sooo beautiful and of course with you in it! :)


So pretty. I love the bustle!

Amber Blue Bird

what a beauty both you and the dress. I want to pull my dress out and wear it again too!


Your gown was SO very beautiful!


You are SO pretty, my dear! Your dress is just stunning!

Emily Jane

BEAUTIFUL dress!! So so pretty!! :)

Dana Leigh

Very beautiful dress!


GORGEOUS! :) And it looked so perfect on you! Glad you ended up with a dress that you adored!

And thanks for the sweet comments on my blog! xx


LOVE this post!!!!!! precious!


heather yalin

aww, i love that pic of you two walking along a path in the forest! and then dancing!


You look so beautiful!! You both do! :) A lovely twirling dress, indeed!

Kristin H

White white white!! I thought it was so hard to find one I liked. Shocked that New York had a million dresses that looked the same... the unique dress for me ended up being an Angel Sanchez and I thought it was gorgeous!


oh very pretty! mine had a lot of details as well and i loved it!


It's beautiful!


OH...MY...GOSH! We wore the same dress for our wedding!! I wore the all white version though. And I fell in love with the dress BEFORE checking the price! OOPS! Thankfully it was $300 off! You look beautiful in it!